Why is Your Furnace Tripping Your Circuit Breaker?

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It’s never a good thing to have an appliance trip your circuit breaker, but having your furnace cause problems during the coldest Lexington days is pretty high on Kelley Mechanical’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, it could mean you need a furnace repair. Kelley Mechanical can help you find out what the exact problem is, but here are a few reasons we commonly see: overworked furnaces, short circuits and wiring problems. No matter what is taking place with your furnace, if your circuit breaker is tripping, you need to call in a professional.

Overworked Furnaces
There are several reasons why furnaces can be overworked, but they’re typically preventable. Dirty air filters and blocked or closed vents are often responsible—and those problems can be easily identified and fixed during a preventive maintenance visit. If that isn’t the reason for your furnace trouble, Kelley Mechanical can help you out by executing a furnace repair.

Short Circuits
If you have a short circuit in your furnace, it will trip the breaker immediately when you turn it on. If you think you have a short circuit in your furnace, call Kelley Mechanical right away for a furnace repair. Short circuits can be very risky, initiating fires or other serious damages.

Wiring Problems
Faulty installation or loose connections can cause your furnace to short circuit and trip your circuit breaker. It doesn’t matter how they got that way, loose wires can cause your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Kelley Mechanical expert can find and tighten any loose connections and make sure your furnace is operating safely.

When your circuit breaker is tripping, give Kelley Mechanical a call at 859-209-3003 immediately. We’re happy to help keep your Lexington home and family safe and warm. You can also schedule a furnace repair appointment with our experts using our online scheduler.

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